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Posts tagged as “Time Capsule”

Time Capsule: Remembering When Gertrude Stein Backed Huey Long for President 87 Years Ago

Declaring that “Roosevelts come and go, but Longs go on and up forever,” Gertrude Stein, the expatriate writer and poet living in Paris where she had befriended Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and other prominent figures in the arts and literary world, surprised the nation’s political pundits 87 years ago this week when she endorsed Louisiana’s Huey P.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Socialist Workers Party Nominates Trotskyist Fred Halstead Candidate for President

 Jewish immigrant, had been a Gene Debs Socialist and his father, Frank, a machinist of Irish descent, had been active in the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World).

Fred W. Halstead was born to radical parents in Los Angeles in 1927.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Wildflower of ’72 Calls Nixon an ‘International Outlaw,’ Challenges McGovern to a Debate

Calling President Richard M. Nixon “an international outlaw” in April of 1972, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) candidate for president of the United States urged students at the University of Arizona in Tucson to join the antiwar movement.

As part of a two-day swing through the Grand Canyon State that also included an appearance at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Linda Jenness told the students that “if you have any ounce of decency left in you, you’ll join the antiwar movement and organize and support activities in this city.”… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Former Prohibitionist Andrew Jackson Houston, Member of U.S. Senate

Longtime Prohibitionist Andrew Jackson Houston, son of the legendary Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto and first president of the Lone Star Republic, died in a Baltimore hospital on June 26, 1941.

Two months before his death, the 87-year-old Houston had been appointed to the U.S.… Read more ...